Shepherding a Movement to Address Toxic Stress for Youth in San Francisco and Beyond: Center for Youth Wellness
Source: Center for Health Care Strategies
Case Study | May 2018

The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) has become a national pioneer in the field of trauma-informed pediatrics through its innovative work addressing the impact of toxic stress in children. CYW’s multidisciplinary approach focuses on preventing and undoing the chemical, physiological, and neurodevelopmental results of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Its model integrates primary health care with family-focused behavioral health services to meet children and families where they are to support them in leading healthier lives.

This profile highlights how CYW is serving children and families in San Francisco’s Hunter’s Point neighborhood and became a pioneer in the field of trauma-informed pediatrics.

Posted: May 2018

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